Job Opportunities

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Join Our Team! 

Each year, Residence Life at the University of Guelph employs over 150 students across campus in a variety of exciting roles. You could be one of them! We have roles that are required to live in residence as well as some roles that are not required to live in residence.

Working on Residence Life Staff (RLS) can provide you with a wealth of opportunities to learn and grow outside of the classroom.  Working as a student leader provides you with opportunities to enhance your leadership, communication, teamwork and conflict resolution skills.

If you have questions, please contact us at residencelife@uoguelph.ca


Hiring for the 2023-2024 academic year

Applications for openings on Residence Life Staff for the September 2023 - April 2024 academic year have now closed.

If you are interested in being contacted if applications re-open, you may fill out the following survey with your contact information: https://uoguelph.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dm9pDoXld4MVrdI

  • Please see more information about all the positions, as well as complete job descriptions in the chart below.

  • Applications closed as of January 16, 2023 at 4:00pm

  • Interviews take place in late January into mid-February, with decisions anticipated to be communicated to applicants in late February.

  • Please note that successful candidates will participate in our August Residence Life Training on Campus, beginning on approximately August 18th, 2023, continuing daily through move-in weekend.

 

Residence Life Staff Positions - Who Can Apply?

New Staff Positions are available to any University of Guelph student who is enrolled full-time who meets our academic requirements.

  • You can apply if you are a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at the University of Guelph and in good standing (i.e. no significant residence or campus conduct history).
  • You need a minimum cumulative and semester average of 65% (or 70% if applying for Cluster Leader or Senior Academic Programmer roles). 
  • Please read job description for a full outline of responsibilities 
     

Returning Staff Positions are available for current or past members of Residence Life Staff. For senior-level positions such as Senior RA, and Community Assistant, we also welcome new applicants with (significant) leadership experience to apply. 

  • You can apply if you are a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at the University of Guelph and in good standing (i.e. no significant residence or campus conduct history).
  • You need a minimum cumulative and semester average of 65% (or 70% for Cluster Leader or Senior Academic Programmer roles). 
  • Please read job description for a full outline of responsibilities 
     
  • *Note on remuneration for returning RLS members in salaried positions: if you are returning to the same position (RA to RA, CL to CL, CA to CA, etc) then you will receive an additional $50/month for every year (two 4 month terms) you’ve been in the role (up to a maximum of 3 years).  This equates to an additional $200 (1st year returning) or $400 (2nd year returning) per semester. If you are moving positions (DS to RA, CL to AP, RA to CL, etc) then you receive the base compensation for that position. 

 

Residence Life Staff Positions – Required to Live on Campus

Position
(Click Title to view Job Description)

Short Description

New or Returning Staff Position? Minimum Cumulative and Semesterly Academic Average Required

 Remuneration*
(see above note on remuneration for returning RLS)

Also note: the below amounts are under review for 2023-24;
final amounts to be confirmed in Summer 2023

Application

Residence Assistant (RA)
2023-2024

 • Supports a community of students in their residence area
• Leader & role model for residence students
 • Plans & facilitates events & programs for residents
 • Completes overnight on-call shifts

Required to live in Residence

New Staff Position

65%

$4,454.17/semester
plus RLS Meal Plan;

Standardized RLS Single Room Rate

Applications Closed

Closing Date: January 16, 2023, 4:00 pm

Returning Residence Assistant (RA)
2023-2024

• Supports a community of students in their residence area
• Leader & role model for residence students
 • Plans & facilitates events & programs for residents
 • Completes overnight on-call shifts

​Required to live in Residence

Returning Staff Position

65%

$4,454.17/semester
plus RLS Meal Plan;

Standardized RLS Single Room Rate

​Applications Closed

Closing Date: January 16, 2023, 4:00 pm

Cluster Leader (CL)
2023-2024

 • Supports a community of students in their residence area, with a focus on academic skills and resources
 • Leader & role model for residence students
 • Plans & facilitates academic events & academic programs for residents
 • Staffs Academic Drop-in Centres

A variety of academic clusters will be available

Required to live in residence. 

New or Returning Staff Position

70%

$3,140.20/semester
plus RLS Meal Plan;

​Standardized RLS Single Room Rate

​Applications Closed

Closing Date: January 16, 2023, 4:00 pm

Residence Assistant, Living Learning Communities
(RA-LLC)

2023-2024

RA-LLC - Indigenous House
2023-2024
*RA-LLC was formerly called Programme Facilitator

Completes same job expectations as Residence Assistants,
plus provides themed programming to students in our Living-Learning Communities. Available Living Learning Communities may include:
Arts House
Eco House
French House
Indigenous House (note specific job description for this community)
International House

Required to live in residence. 

New or Returning Staff Position

65%

$5,086.89/semester
plus RLS Meal Plan;

​Standardized RLS Single Room Rate

​Applications Closed

Closing Date: January 16, 2023, 4:00 pm

Senior Residence Assistant (Sr. RA)

2023-2024

 

Completes same job expectations as Residence Assistants, plus 
• ​Provides additional leadership & coaching to their building team
• Leads section meetings on their building team
• Prepares Residence Life Staff on call schedule

Required to live in residence.  ~6 positions available.

Returning Staff Position,

also available to applicants with significant outside leadership expereince

65%

 $5,086.89/semester
plus RLS Meal Plan;

Standardized RLS Room Rate

​Applications Closed

Closing Date: January 16, 2023, 4:00 pm

Community Assistant (CA)

2023-2024

• Provides leadership & coaching to their building team
• Facilitates student conduct meetings
• Leads section meetings on their building team
• Prepares Residence Life Staff on-call schedule
• Completes overnight on-call shifts
• Plans and facilitates building-wide programming

Required to live in residence.
  ~ 5 positions available.

Returning Staff Position,

also available to applicants with significant outside leadership expereince

65%

 $5,497.39/semester
plus RLS Meal Plan;

Standardized RLS Single Room Rate

​Applications Closed

Closing Date: January 16, 2023, 4:00 pm

Community Assistant (CA) - LLCs

2023-2024

•  Provides leadership & coaching to the Residence Assistant, Living Learning Communities Team
• Facilitates student conduct meetings
• Leads section meetings for their team
• Prepares Residence Life Staff on-call schedule
• Completes overnight on-call shifts
• Plans and facilitates building-wide programming

Required to live in residence.

1 position available.

Returning Staff Position,
also available to applicants with significant outside leadership expereince

65%

 $5,497.39/semester
plus RLS Meal Plan;

Standardized RLS Single Room Rate

​Applications Closed

Closing Date: January 16, 2023, 4:00 pm

Residence Assistant Designates (RAD)

RADs may be called upon to fill Residence Assistant vacancies if available. 
 

Residence Assistant Designates are selected from the Residence Assistant applicant pool

65%

N/A

Residence Assistant Designates are selected from the Residence Assistant applicant pool

Community Life Facilitator

Aids in the transition of upper year and mature students in residence.

Required to live in West Residence. ~4 positions available

New or Returning Staff Position

 

$3,140.20/semester plus

hourly wage for office administration hours

Not currently hiring

 

Residence Life Staff Positions – Not Required to Live on Campus

Position

Short Description

New or Returning Staff Position? Minimum Cumulative and Semesterly Academic Average Required

 Remuneration*
(see above note on remuneration for returning RLS)

Also note: the below amounts are under review for 2023-24

Application

Duty Staff (DS)

2023-2024

• Completes overnight on-call shifts, primarily in South Residence

Not required to live in residence. ~20 positions available.

New or Returning Staff Position

65%

Starts at $16.00/hour

​Applications Closed

Closing Date: January 16, 2023, 4:00 pm

Duty Staff Lead Hand
(DS-LH)
2023-2024

• Completes overnight on-call shifts, primarily in South Residence.

Provides additional support and coaching to the Duty Staff team.

Not required to live in residence. 
1 - 2 positions available.

Returning Staff Position,
also available to applicants with significant outside leadership expereince

65%

Starts at $17.50/hour

​Applications Closed

Closing Date: January 16, 2023, 4:00 pm

Programming Office Staff

2023-2024

• Staffs the Residence Programming Office
• Helps support campus-wide events
• Supports other Residence Life Staff members with their programming efforts

Programming Office Staff will work under one of the following portfolios:
Media Coordinator
Programming Office Coordinator
Mental Health Coordinator
Residence Wide Program Coordinator

Not required to live in residence.  

~5 positions available

New or Returning Staff Position

65%

$3,140.20/semester

​Applications Closed

Closing Date: January 16, 2023, 4:00 pm

Senior Academic Programmer (Sr. AP)
2023-2024

• Provides leadership and coaching for Cluster Leaders
• Staffs Academic Drop-in Centres
• Creates staffing schedule for Academic Drop-In Centres and Exam Centres
• Coordinates Academic Calendars
• Organizes large-scale academic programs

Not required to live in residence. 
~ 3 positions available.

Returning Staff Position,
also available to applicants with significant outside leadership expereince

70%

 $ 5,497.39/semester

​Applications Closed

Closing Date: January 16, 2023, 4:00 pm

Community Standards Assistant (CSA)
2023-2024

• Provides administrative support to the Residence Behaviour and Wellness Manager in the management of the Residence Community Living Standards (RCLS).
•  Helps process educational sanctions as part of the residence conduct process

Not required to live in residence. ~2 positions available.

New or Returning Staff Position

65%

Starts at $17.00/hour

​Applications Closed

Closing Date: January 16, 2023, 4:00 pm

Seminar Facilitator (SF)
2023-2024

Creates and delivers educational seminars as part of the residence conduct process.

Not required to live in residence. ~2 positions available.

New or Returning Staff Position

65%

Starts at $17.00/hour

​Applications Closed

Closing Date: January 16, 2023, 4:00 pm

Contact Us!

If you have questions or concerns about our hiring process, contact residencelife@uoguelph.ca